Skip to main content
The name '''Nergal''', '''Nirgal''', or '''Nirgali''' (; Aramaic Language|Aramaic ܢܹܪܓܵܐܠ; ) was a deity worshipped throughout Mesopotamia (Akkadian Empire|Akkad, Assyria and Babylonia) with the main seat of his worship at Kutha|Cuthah represented by the mound of Tell Ibrahim|Tell-Ibrahim. Nergal is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the deity of the city of Cuth (Cuthah): "And the men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal" (Books of Kings|2 Kings, 17:30). According to the rabbins, his emblem was a rooster|cock[ Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Kings 17:30] and Nergal means a "''dunghill cock''",Dictionary of phrase and fable: giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell - Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 1900 - p268...
share Share
favorite Favorite
up-solid down-solid